Building thin clients from old desktop PC's
Posted on 2009-02-11
I'm using terminal server and VDI a lot now. I've got pallets full of 6 to 8 year old P3/P4 machines that I'd like to turn into thin clients. They'll all extra small hard drives or they'll boot from a USB key. The trick is that I need wireless support. I can get/use a PCI card or a USB wireless adapter.
Can anyone point me to some kind of a ThinOS that I can run on these and boot into RDP??? I don't care if it's Linux based or Windows based. My goal is to put it on a small hard drive or USB flash drive, have the machine boot, bring up the wireless network (which does use WEP) and connect via DHCP then start an RDP client.
Basically, turn an old junker into a thin client!